An independent JrK-12 college preparatory school 
located in Concord, North Carolina

News Archive


  • May

    106 graduate from Cannon School

    Cannon School’s Class of 2019 are officially graduates.

    The 106 members of the class celebrated the Upper School Commencement on Friday, May 24 at the school’s Poplar Tent Road campus in Concord.

    The commencement address was delivered by Elizabeth Boll Ventura, Senior Vice President of Consumer Marketing at SunTrust Bank. Ventura is also the proud parent of graduating seniors (and triplets) Cole, Gillian, and John, as well as twins Hannah and Tyler.
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  • Cannon School's Senior Video 2019

    Enjoy this year's Senior Video, featuring members of the Class of 2019 speaking on the importance of Cannon's Core Values.
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  • Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces The 2019 Blumey Awards Nominees

    Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 8th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 19, at Belk Theater.

    The Blumey Awards program recognizes and celebrates the best in high school musical theater and fosters even greater achievements in the future.
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  • April

    3 NC stars, including 2 from Charlotte-area, make ESPN Top 25 national rankings

    Concord Cannon School’s Jaden Bradley is ranked No. 7 in ESPN’s new rankings for players in the class of 2022. That’s one of the highest national rankings ever for an area player.

    Bradley, a 6-foot-2 point guard, already holds offers from schools like Auburn, Florida and Wake Forest.

    Last week, Bradley was named to the first-team MaxPreps freshman All-American team. Bradley averaged 23 points and six assists last season.
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  • Four receive Cannon School honor swords

    Twice a year, Cannon School recognizes a student from each grade in the Upper School who exemplifies its core values and lives them fully each and every day.

    These young people become the recipients of the school’s honor swords, an outward symbol that represents the depth of their character and values.

    The spring recipients, who were decided by our student-run Honor Council, are Allison Abel, Miles Batley, Jessi Dickerson and Claudia Joyce.
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  • Former Observer player of the year to tee off at first Augusta National women’s event Wednesday

    Former Charlotte Observer girls golfer of the year Anna Redding will play in the first Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Wednesday.

    Redding, a four-time state champion at Concord Cannon School, will tee off at 9:24 a.m. at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, Ga.

    The tournament was established to boost interest in the women’s game and will feature a 72-player international field. The 54-hole, or three-day event, will have a cut after 36 holes at Champions. The top 30 players will play the final round at Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters. This will be the first women’s event held at Augusta National.
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  • March

    Cannon School students participate in Day of Service

    Upper School students from Cannon School recently participated in a Day of Service, completing dozens of philanthropic tasks.

    On-campus groups cleaned campus facilities and buses, made paracord bracelets for the troops, braided chew toys for the Humane Society, built benches and corn hole boards for Habitat for Humanity, assembled sandwiches for Urban Ministry, put together toiletry bags for Soap N' Hope and tied blankets for patients at Ronald McDonald House.
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  • Cannon School students place at regional science competition

    Cannon School Upper School students participated in the regional Science Olympiad competition and were the proud recipients of five medals.

    The following students received medals:

    - Circuit Lab- Teegan Lutze and Grant Thompson (7th Place)

    - Codebusters- Allison Abel and Jackson Lods (2nd Place)

    - Fossils - Allison Abel and Jonah Presser (6th Place)

    - Sounds of Music - Allison Abel and Jackson Lods (5th Place)

    - Water Quality- Jackson Lods and Teegan Lutze (7th Place)

    View this article in the Independent Tribune.
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  • February

    C. Jemal Horton: Cannon’s Bradley, Nix are next in line as big-time Cabarrus basketball players

    Cabarrus basketball fans have lived a blessed life for a county this size.

    You ask for a high school boys basketball achievement, and chances are this county has seen it up close, whether it’s state championship teams or individual accolades such as all-state performers, North Carolina Mr. Basketball winners, and, most recently, a McDonald’s All-American.

    We don’t call this Hoopsville, N.C., for nothing.
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  • Cannon students celebrate 100th day of school

    The Lower School students at Cannon School celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, Jan. 31 by breaking out their canes and walkers.

    Teachers said students acted like they were 100 by dressing the part, complaining about aching joints and talking about walking three miles to school, uphill in the snow.
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  • January

    Cannon School groups hold Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast

    Cannon School’s Black Student Affinity Group organized its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast to encourage discussion and collaboration.

    The event was held at the school on Monday, Jan. 21 and it was organized by student leaders in the group. Michelle Zelaya, associate dean of students who also oversees the school’s diversity efforts, said all Cannon students of color and their parents were invited to participate.

    “It’s a chance for them to meet each other and get to know each other,” she said. “It gave us a chance to reflect and think and connect with other families in the same age range.”
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  • Cannon School and YMCA team up to give students immersive experience

    Cannon School and the West Cabarrus YMCA recently partnered to provide sixth grade students with a truly immersive experience; building and testing submarines. Students started the week building thrusters and submarines while doing a “deep dive” into the history of naval navigation and the scientific principles surrounding buoyancy and density.

    The project concluded at the YMCA where students tested their submarines in the pool.

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  • The musical Morrisons; Sisters excel in state and national ensembles

    The Morrison family sure is musical.

    Sisters Anna Ruth and Molly Morrison said their mother and grandmother were singers growing up and the Cannon School students are continuing that tradition by exceling in the arts inside and outside of school.

    First off, there’s Anna Ruth who has been playing the viola since the fifth grade. The junior takes lessons outside of school and plays in the Cannon orchestra. And this year she made 4th chair and performed with the North Carolina All-State Orchestra.

    But what is a viola? According to Anna Ruth, it’s the perfect instrument for her.

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